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Question;Supermarket Scavenger Hunt:1. Compare the price of regular popcorn (kernels) with that of microwave popcorn on a per poundbasis. Which is cheaper and why?2. Estimate how much time and money "instant" rice saves over regular rice.3. Compare the price of orange juice (not orange drink) in a carton or jar with orange juice madefrom frozen concentrate. Compare prices based on an eight ounce serving.4. Compare the price of fresh fish with frozen fish sticks on a per pound basis.5. Draw a map of a local supermarket that illustrates the meaning of the phrase "power of theperimeter."6. Take apart an example of aseptic packaging. Explain what it is made of. Research required.7. Prepare a list of ten common grocery items. Compare prices for these items in three stores.What does the total bill in each store tell you about pricing?8. Prepare a list of ten common grocery items. Compare their prices in three stores. What does thetotal bill in each store for the fifteen items tell you about supermarket pricing?9. Prepare a list of ten common grocery items. Compare their prices in three stores. What does thetotal bill in each store for the fifteen items tell you about supermarket pricing?10. Describe three merchandising tactics in the produce section of a local supermarket.11. Describe three merchandising tactics in the meat section of a local supermarket.12. Visit three local supermarkets. Note where the dairy section in each is located. Explain why.13. Clip three food coupons from your local newspaper. Find the items in a grocery store andcompare prices with other brands (especially store brands). How do they compare in price?14. Clip three food coupons from your local newspaper. Find the items in a grocery store andcompare prices with other brands (especially store brands). How do they compare in price?15. Find an example of three brands of a food packaged to make price comparisons almostimpossible.16. Use unit pricing labels in a local supermarket to find to find a product in which you actuallyspend more per unit when you buy a larger size.17. At a local supermarket compare prices for a national brand of toothpaste, hair spray, andbatteries. Compare prices with the same items in two non-supermarkets. What can you conclude?18. Study the detergent section in your local supermarket. Find out which companies are behindthe brand names. Estimate what percentage of shelf space is controlled by the two leadingcompanies.19. Estimate what percentage of shelf space is controlled by the two leading companies in the softdrink section of your local supermarket.20. Study the cereal display in your local supermarket. Which companies control most of the shelfspace?21. Use library research to determine which brands of food are sold by a company calledConAgra.22. Use library research to determine which brands of food are sold by a company called GeneralFoods.23. How many "shelf talkers" can you find at a local grocery? What is the most commonmessage?24. Find three brands of the same food in packages that appear to be the same size but containdiffering amounts of food.25. Find three boxes that appear to be the same size but contain differing amounts of food.26. Find a package that appears larger than a competing brand yet contains the same amount orless food.27. Find a full page newspaper ad showing food prices. How many of the prices end in thenumber nine?28. Find an example of a tie-in display at a local grocery store. Is one item on sale, both items, orneither?29. Use unit pricing to find the largest price spread "per square foot" in the paper towel section.30. Find an example of a large package with very little food content. In other words, illustrateover-packaging. Show the actual package and the contents.31. Find a local supermarket with a high quality house brand. Compare prices of three store branditems with the same foods in national brands. How do they compare in quality and price?32. Find a local supermarket with generic foods. Compare prices of the generics with nationalbrands in four items. How do they compare in quality and price?33. Only one shopper in four can correctly estimate the prices of common grocery items withinfive percent. Conduct your own study and compare shopper estimates with the actual prices.34. Compare the quality of a store brand with a national brand of a frozen or canned vegetable. Isone clearly superior or are they practically identical? How do they compare in price?35. Find a local supermarket with either a salad bar or bulk foods section. Compare prices at thesalad bar with the same foods found elsewhere in the store.36. Look at three end aisle displays in a local supermarket. Do the displays represent the bestprice for those items or are there other brands of equal quality selling for less but not part of aspecial display?

 

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